Film and TV Briefing: Friday 30 September 2022

September 30, 2022

Welcome to this week’s round-up of news, commentary and industry announcements that you may have missed from the past week.

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In the news

Ofcom chair, Michael Grade on the role of Ofcom in the ‘culture wars’ (Deadline) 

Lionsgate rebrands its streaming platform to 'Lionsgate+' outside the US (The Hollywood Reporter) 

Record first week of streaming for Netflix's 'Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story' (IndieWire) 

Netflix plans to set up its own video game studio (BBC) 

Russia boycotts the 2023 Oscars (Deadline) 

The BBC’s Director-General defends the licence fee model (Variety) 

Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine to return in 'Deadpool 3' (BBC) 

Strong first week at UK box office for 'Don't Worry Darling' (The Guardian) 

'Screen Culture 2033', a new 10-year strategy launched by the BFI (The Hollywood Reporter) 

Feathers reportedly ruffled over the teaser for the new series of 'The Crown' (IndieWire) 

The voice of Darth Vader, James Earl Jones, retires after nearly 50 years of 'Star Wars' films (Variety) 


Features and commentary 

‘Don’t Worry Darling’ and “empty feminism” (The Guardian) 

Adapting 'Peaky Blinders' for the stage as a dance show (BBC)

Marilyn Monroe's portrayal in 'Blonde' (The Guardian) 


Industry announcements 

An update on the Pact/Bectu TV Drama Agreement (Pact) 

66 BFI London Film Festival: Full industry programme announced (BFI) 

BAFTA's awards activity expansion in the US (BAFTA) 



Pact summarises the Government's “plan for growth” following the ‘mini-budget’ (Pact) 

The third edition of Pact’s ‘Sustainability Monthly’ (Pact) 


Legal updates 

IR35 rules to be repealed from April 2023 (Pact)

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